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SAM Linux Desktop shows promise

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 76.178.122.247] on February 12, 2008 05:38 PM
I've been running Sam 2008 Claw for nearly 2 months with almost no issues. The only issue I have is distro independent. Getting a Nvidia driver working with my card(8800gts). I think I may have succeeded with the latest Nvidia driver but still can't create a working xorg file. Not a big deal as the vesa driver works great and gives me plenty of eye candy with the XFCE built in compositing. Sam has been very stable for me. It's lightweight, fast, beautiful, highly configurable, and user friendly. It's not perfect, but it is the most nearly perfect distro for me and my hardware. I've tried around 60 distros over the past 6 months and Sam is still #1. I continue to test new releases in search of something even more appealing just in case another distro does happen to unseat Sam as my "ultimate" distro. Great review, by the way. I really don't care about Compiz so that's not a factor for me. I haven't had any problems with Exaile or Audacious but I listen to most of my music in my car. Sam does need a little more polish, but it's still the best for me so far.

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